Curriculum Overview

    … and let / Thy feet, millenniums hence, be set / In midst of knowledge, dream’d not yet.

    Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1842

    Curriculum Philosophy

    Our curriculum at Dover Grammar School for Girls is academically rigorous, knowledge-rich and based on high expectations for all our students.

    Our curriculum is both pastoral and academic; the purpose of which is to achieve excellence – socially, intellectually and morally.  Our curriculum shapes the character of our students, providing them with the traits needed for employability; the cultural capital needed for success in life; and the resilience to bounce back and not fear failure.  Our curriculum is designed to foster a sense of respect, empathy and pride in the diversity of our local community and its rich history.   Ultimately, our curriculum aims to meet the diverse needs of our students and to empower them to develop the independence, moral purpose and intellectual flexibility necessary to flourish in an increasingly competitive world.

    An Inclusive Curriculum for All 

    Our curriculum is coherently planned to ensure that all our students develop the knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. Subjects are rich in cultural capital and are designed to give all students the knowledge and skills required to succeed in life. 

    Lesson content and teaching methods take into account the needs of all learners, including students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and is adapted accordingly to ensure all our learners are able to engage fully in learning.  

    Extra curricular activities such as House Days and Enrichment activities are planned to ensure equality of opportunity and diversity. Through our curriculum students are taught to understand and appreciate difference in the world and respond with respect. 

    For full information on how the school fulfils its obligations to Equality and SEND, please follow links to these pages of the website. 





    Specific details about the curriculum are contained within our curriculum policy and each subject area on the website. 

    If you wish to find out more information about the curriculum, please contact Ms N Hay Deputy Headteacher 

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